Intel: IoT Security in the Developer’s Mind

Ricardo Echevarria of Intel has a new blog post about IoT security:

Internet-enabled smart devices open up a new universe of possibilities for how consumers interact with the world. But those same smart lightbulbs or TVs may pose a serious threat if their designers fail to strengthen the devices’ security protocols. Last year’s Mirai distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) botnet attack was a wake-up call for the computing world. By targeting vulnerable Internet-connected cameras and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the massive botnet was able to redirect enough Internet traffic to a DNS provider to crash multiple high-profile websites. It is no surprise then that IoT developers worry more about security than anything else – including interoperability, connectivity, and hardware integration. The Eclipse IoT Working Group’s 2017 IoT Developer Survey shows that security has remained the number one concern among developers for the third straight year.[…]


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